US Patent No. 9,114,781

MOVING BODY


Patent No. 9,114,781
Issue Date August 25, 2015
Title Moving Body
Inventorship Chihiro Wake, Saitama (JP)
Koichi Takaku, Saitama (JP)
Assignee HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,114,781

1. A moving body comprising:
a storage vessel that stores a fuel gas;
a pressure detection means for detecting a pressure inside of the storage vessel;
a temperature detection means for detecting a temperature of the storage vessel;
a transmitting means for externally transmitting a data signal generated based on the pressure and the temperature thus detected;
a communication electric power supply means for providing an electric power source that supplies electric power to the transmitting
means; and

a control means for selectively executing, as a method of filling fuel gas from an external supply device to the storage vessel,
communicative filling that transmits the data signal from the transmitting means to the supply device and allows the fuel
gas to be filled by way of the supply device into the storage vessel at a flowrate dependent on the pressure and the temperature;
and non-communicative filling that allows the fuel gas to be filled by the supply device into the storage vessel at a predetermined
flowrate,

wherein the control means comprises:
a communication continuation determination means for determining, while executing communicative filling, whether continued
execution of the communicative filling is possible; and

a filling method switching means for interrupting communicative filling during execution, and continuing filling of the fuel
gas by switching the filling method to non-communicative filling, in response to the communication continuation determination
means having determined that continuation of communicative filling is not possible.